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  • Appraisal report – Make it fair & effective

    Appraisal report sample - Marineronboard

    Appraiser should prepare for appraisal within ethical framework, means he should leave all biases aside.
    Formal training to all appraiser should be conducted to explain the purpose of appraisal system and value of it.

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  • Bulker MV Vitaspirit hits wedding venue

    The bulker 74,200-dwt Vitaspirit (built 2001) hit the Hekimbasi Salih Efendi Mansion, an 18th century wedding venue and restaurant. Reason suspected to be steering failure, but what happened to anchors? Anchor can be seen lowered but seems action was not taken on time.

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  • Car or Ship – How to cut fuel bill?

    Car or ship, both combined are one of the largest consumer of fossil fuel. For the car owners’ one of the biggest worries is to run car efficiently, similarly when ship is in service at sea, the ship owner or charterers’ biggest concern… Read More ›

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  • Aux Engine Failures – A brief report

    A large container carrier, 8000-10000 TEU vessel carries 1000- 1500 reefers, for which they has high powered auxiliary engines installed. 3000-4500 KW engine is usual power installed on high reefer capacity container vessels, hence in case of breakdown the repair cost is considerably higher than other vessels.

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  • IMO 2020 – LNG, ULSFO or Scrubber

    Maritime Environment Protection committee of International Maritime Organization has decided to lower the Sulphur cap from 3.5% to 0.5% worldwide, ECA are regulation will remain as it is. Therefore from 1st January 2020, all ship-owners will have to comply with low… Read More ›

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  • Winch Failure – My experience

    During departure/unberthing from a berth at Toronto, one of the aft winches and one of the mid ship winches failed at a critical juncture when some lines had already been cast off, and vessel was critically positioned . There was… Read More ›

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  • Tool box meeting – Identify Fatal Four

    Toolbox meeting, also known as pre job meeting, was started first in construction industry to discuss jobs, dangers, concerns and any query by the workers. Later on it became a practice which almost all industry started to follow up and became integral part of any job. …The incident and accident data of industries are readily available because governing body is controlling them, but in shipping not much information and data available about incidents and accidents on board. Companies don’t share them on common platform or with each other. Perhaps it is believed that it would diminish organization’s reputation, it is cumulative loss to shipping industry and its community.

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  • KPI in shipping Industry

    Shipping KPI Concept

    We expect a fair KPI reporting for the industry learning and performance improvement. If reporting from each shipping companies are true then we believe that industry will gain from the BIMCO initiative.
    BIMCO has launched Shipping KPI (Key performance indicator) System which is new start for shipping industry to benchmarks the performance of Ship, fleet and industry. As per information from Bimco, it has been developed with the help of 20 shipping related companies. Key features of this tool are;

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  • Human error: Fault analysis approach

    While investigating a failure, blaming individual is more satisfying than targeting institution. Human errors are not rare and error factors are always surrounding us. Everyone can make error even if one is highly trained, experienced and motivated. There is no… Read More ›

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  • Cyber security at sea

    Cyber threat is new unwarranted intentional or unintentional action which effects our technologies, computers, programs and data. Cyber security is not only about IT and its peripherals, and it is not only the responsibility of IT departments alone. Company and organization required to take a holistic, proactive, risk-based and well-practiced approach to identify the threat, invest in infrastructure and training ….

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  • Additional cost for ULSFO compliance

    We cannot put price on nature and saving environment is never too expensive.  Saving the environment, the planet, the eco system is not only government’s job; private partnership is always required where private fitments are there contributing to damage of nature. It is either… Read More ›

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  • Ship demolition -2016

    Opposite to shipbuilding where development of ship passes through many processes, ship recycling is rather quick, however again it has to follow some guidelines. Few years back, there was no guidelines for shipbreaking, accidents in shipyard were usual, some accidents were immediate and… Read More ›

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  • Golden Stripes – Leadership on the High Seas

    A book with simple and real examples of daily experience of sea life, a piece of marble by author Captain Parani, an ocean of opportunities of leadership on the high seas given to sailor society. By right leadership approach, motivation of leaders can turn a raw new… Read More ›

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  • Bunkering at Singapore

    Before 2017- bunkering at Singapore often ended up in a dispute and finally ship owner, charterer and ship staff remains at receiving end of the loss. Under pressure of vessel departure, and lack of much support from anywhere, ship staff settles the dispute hurriedly and accepts… Read More ›

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  • MRV – Collecting ships’ fuel consumption data

    All vessels larger than 5000 GT calling EU port are required to Monitor, Report and Verify (MRV) CO2 emission i.e. fuel burnt. The regulation entered in to force from 1st July 2015 and data collection will be per voyage basis and starts 1 January… Read More ›

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  • Shipping & safety review by Allianz

    Annual shipping and safety data by Allianz has been published, it shows improved safety and lesser losses because of robust safety environment and self-regulation. Below are key points of the report; •85 large ships lost worldwide in 2015, down by… Read More ›

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  • Technology insight in shipping

    Global economy is slowing but technological revolution has increased many folds and future is it. DNV GL 5 yearly Technology Outlook 2025 has been published, it gives insight into selected industry for next 10 years. Data generation, digitalization and low cost satellite… Read More ›

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  • Shipping up or down?

    Baltic index inching high, company making profit but shipping confidence is low. When we receive contradictory reports, it becomes difficult to infer what is right and whether these news are giving a direction of shipping industry. In March 2016, we have… Read More ›

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  • eWAVE piston rings

    2 stroke engine, with conventional flat piston rings, cylinder oil distribution is uneven; only 10% cylinder lubricating oil makes it to the rubbing surface between liner and rings, 30-40% oil goes to exhaust and 30-40% oil is scrapped down. As pressure… Read More ›

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  • IBF and Seafarers

    What IBF ( The International Bargaining Forum) does for seafarers? Maritime industry is a unique multinational industry, where standardization of pay is paramount to protect seafarers. Therefore The International Bargaining Forum (IBF) was established in 2003, for collective bargaining of wages and… Read More ›

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